9 November 2014

Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA


Midday-11pm (4 sessions) @ Rich Mix (Main Hall)

Tickets: £5/£4 advance (concession) // 2 session ticket £7/£6 advance (concession) // Day ticket £12/£10 advance (concession)

Alborada and Movimientos present a day of documentary and discussion about Latin America centred around the themes of Exile, Solidarity and Culture. Films screened to include the new acclaimed documentary on the late, legendary Argentinian singer Mercedes Sosa.

The event will close with a special evening musical performance from Lokandes Quartet & special guests





::: Displaced (Directors: Pablo Navarrete & Teilo Vellacott, 5 mins)

A screening of a work-in-progress short film about members of a displaced community in the Colombian region of Chocó.

::: Hora Chilena (Directors: Camila Iturra, Lautaro Vargas And Kip Loades, 2013, 79 minutes)

Hora Chilena tells the story of Chileans who fled Pinochet's Chile and sought refuge in Cambridge.


::: Nae Pasaran (Director: Felipe Bustos Sierra, 2013, 13 minutes)

In a small Scottish town in 1974, factory workers refuse to carry out repairs on warplane engines in an act of solidarity against the violent military coup in Chile.

::: Chilean internationalism & the victory of the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua (Presentation by Dr Victor Figueroa-Clark, London School of Economics)

::: Let There Be Light (Director: Roberto Chile, 2006, 12 minutes)

An account of 'Misión Milagro' (Operation Miracle), whereby Cuban doctors restore the sight of people from all over the Americas.

::: On the Slopes of the Himalayas (Director: Roberto Chile, 2006, 37 minutes)

The work of Cuban medical volunteers in Pakistan following the devastating earthquake of 2005.

> SESSION 3: CULTURE (5.30-7.30PM)

::: Goppi the Cuban Indian (Director: Sonum Sumaria, 2013, 7 minutes)

Am intimate culinary journey with Goppi, one of the very few Indians living in Havana, Cuba.

::: Mercedes Sosa, the Voice of Latin America (Director Rodrigo H. Vila, Argentina, 2013, 93 minutes)

This intimate documentary reveals Sosa's early life and her rise to worldwide stardom, and explores the impact she had on the musical -- and political -- heritage of Latin America... and the world.


Lokandes Quartet & guests

& Movimientos & Alborada Soundsystem DJs

Having supported the likes of legendary South American acts Kjarkas (Bolivia) and Susan Baca (Peru) (the latter whom gave a glowing review of the band's performance) and following a recent collaboration with Juana Fe's Juan Ayala (Chile) Lokandes continue to make their mark as one of the truly exceptional live acts emerging from the Latin community in London. They take the melodies and energy of Andean music and mix it with Rumba, Reggae and Afro-Latin rhythms. The band unites musicians and instruments from Peru, Bolivia, Spain, China and the UK, and sets their highly original music, alongside socially conscious lyrics. Having released their first album two years ago they are currently working on the follow up due out in 2015.

Midday-11pm (4 sessions) @ Rich Mix (Main Hall)

Tickets: £5/£4 advance (concession) // 2 session ticket £7/£6 advance (concession) // Day ticket £12/£10 advance (concession)



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